On June 6th, 2012, we took the individual in burial WK 16 to Mount Auburn Hospital for a detailed CT scan, X-rays and diagnostic analysis by Dr. Pierre Sasson and his colleagues and students at Harvard Medical School. Peabody Museum staff Michele Morgan and Olivia Herschensohn and project members Richard Sutter and Ann Peters escorted the 2000-year old human remains.
In May 2013, Elsa Tomasto came up from Peru and we returned to Cambridge. On May 2nd, Dr. Sasson presented representative images and a 3-D digital reconstruction of the cranium, mandible and other parts of this individual, and discussed aspects of his health based on the diagnostic procedures used on living individuals today. The room was packed with hospital staff and medical students and a lively discussion followed, leading to a poster presentation for the Mount Auburn Hospital Day conference on May 29th.
The Peabody Museum approved our proposal to export tissue samples from this individual for analysis by Dr. Uriel Garcia and Guido Lombardi at the Paleopathology Laboratory of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima.